Salted Caramel Eggnog Latte + A Lesson in Self-Care

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Danone and JM Smucker. The opinions and text are all mine.

Before I get into this delicious recipe and have a discussion about self-care, let's talk about my adorable coffee mug. It's only $5 and it's a part of the Opalhouse collection from Target. When we went to Target to get all the coffee supplies for this recipe, I was stopped in my tracks of a Christmas mug display. I love coffee mugs, and Christmas mugs?! Even better.

Also if you are Target shopper, you definitely need to download the Cartwheel app and get this Cartwheel deal that will give you up to 20% off selected coffee + creamers now until 12/22.

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Today I read this article about carving out time in your morning routine to practice a little self-care. With the holidays upon us, this is the perfect time to make sure we are taking care of ourselves while we take care of others. I often don't allow myself enough time in the morning to not be rushed which is a terrible way to start the day.

Something I want to start doing is waking up early enough to make myself a cup of coffee and have time to myself before getting on my phone or talking to another human. I find something so comforting in make coffee, and I love the whole ritual of it. And when I allow myself to not be rushed in the morning, I love taking my time making coffee. I will try new recipes and experiment with different ways to brew coffee. Like this contraption here came out of total experimentation. Let me tell you how to use it.

You may have never seen coffee being made this way as I never had either. I have been wanting to experiment with pour over coffee but didn't want to invest in the tools before knowing how I felt about it. So in a moment of genius (naturally), I came up with the contraption. I must say, I was rather pleased with the results!

All you need is a fine mesh strainer, paper towels, hot water, and coffee. I used 3 tablespoons of coffee and 20 oz of water. You just slowly add the water little by little until you've used all your water. That's it! What I love about making coffee this way is that it takes a little patience, but not too much. It's a mostly active process unlike brewing coffee in a machine or doing French press coffee. You only wait for the water to boil and then you get to actually do something with your hands.

So regardless of how you choose to make your coffee or tea in the morning. There is value in taking time to yourself before checking in with anyone else. So maybe you need to set your alarm a little earlier. Tomorrow, I will be putting this idea to practice because I just got a new espresso machine that I'm excited to try out.

Have something fun waiting for you in the morning so you have something to look forward to. Maybe you'll try this new recipe tomorrow! Whatever it is, maybe give yourself little rewards in the morning to motivate you to get up so that this becomes a ritual. I know this is something we'll never regret. Sometimes we just need a little push to create new routines.

Salted Caramel Eggnog Latte Recipe

Ingredients:
12 oz strong brewed Dunkin Donuts Original Blend coffee
3 T egg nog **
3 T International Delight Caramel Macchiato Creamer **
1 t salted caramel sauce
pinch of salt

Directions: Mix the egg nog + creamer together. Pour into coffee. Stir in caramel until it is melted. Add the pinch of salt. Top with whipped cream if you like and drizzle on more caramel. Delicious!

** The amounts of egg nog + creamer you use will depend on how sweet you like your coffee. **

My dream for you is that you will get up before anyone else does in your house and make this delicious treat. Then I hope you'll take even 15 minutes to yourself doing exactly what you want to do- maybe that's reading the paper or reading a book. I would urge you to use this time away from technology. Nothing like a little moment of self-care to get your day started right. While I wouldn't suggest making this drink every morning, it's okay to indulge every once a while. The most important part is to take a little time for yourself to recharge.

Happy Holidays!!

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Make This $180 Anthropologie Tree Skirt For Only $20

The other day I was scrolling through Anthropologie's website and happened upon this beautiful tree skirt. Then I saw the price of $180 and gasped. I knew instantly we had to make one ourselves and pass on how to do so to you guys. We managed to make this $180 tree skirt for $20, so basically I'm saving you $160 right now 😂😂😂

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Make sure to watch the video below for the step-by-step instructions on how to make this Anthropologie inspired tree skirt.

What's also great about this a DIY that is easy enough for people who aren't heavy DIYers. You don't need fancy tools or any skills. You only need a small amount of patience making the tassels.

We made 12 tassels for our tree skirt and you could do more or less. And they are the perfect thing to make while you are watching your 20th cheesy Christmas movie.

Lastly, this is so customizable. We used a sherpa fleece for the material and you could do felt which you can get in a wide variety of colors. Of course yarn comes in every color of the rainbow, so your options are limitless really. To make this DIY as easy as possible, I would make sure to choose a fabric that doesn't need to be hemmed because hemming a circle is one of the more terrible things you could do.

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DIY Clay Sweater Ornament

I was inspired to make these clay sweater ornaments by a video I saw on Instagram. They were making coasters that had nothing to do with Christmas, but I knew immediately I wanted to try to create a kitschy vintage-like ornament. I think these turned out almost exactly like I had first imagined them!

If you don't want something as colorful as our ornaments, you can definitely use less colors. Once you understand what you need to do, you can customize however you'd like!

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My favorite thing about working with Polymer clay is that you can do so many different things with it. You can make some pretty fancy looking crafts. And when you think about how cheap clay is, it's pretty impressive what you can create. Plus, it's easy to work with!



We think it's easier to show you what we are doing through video, so you'll find the instructions in this Vlogmas episode!

For this project, you will need:

You could make these ornaments in many different styles. I think it would be really cute to use all one color or even one color with one different colored stripe down the middle. The colors and shapes options are endless!

If you make these ornaments, share a photo on Instagram and tag us so we can see!

xo, Savannah

Christmas Gifts for Everyone from Target for under $50

In today's Vlogmas Day 9 video we are taking you shopping with us through Target. We are showing all of our favorite things we saw and our favorite gift ideas. Every item is under $50 and there a lot of great stocking stuffers in this list. We hope you enjoy!

Full disclosure: We have a Christmas mug problem. We actually have an regular coffee mug problem. Savannah doesn't even drink coffee or even tea but we have enough coffee mugs for the entire city of Nashville. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration. I just love them! So when we saw these reindeer mugs, I couldn't resist even though we absolutely did not need them.

Enough about our Christmas mug problems. Let's talk Target. It seems to be most of America's favorite place to spend money. There's just something about Target that makes it such a delightful place to shop. We actually don't enjoy shopping all that much, but Target is a different story.


Click the words below to shop everything you see in the video:
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Mugs
Zak! Insulated Camp Mug $10
Let It Snow mug + Travel Mug Set $10
Lady Reindeer Mug $5
Dude Reindeer Mug $5
Red + White Opalhouse Mug $5
I Woke Up Like This Coffee Mug Set $10

Candles
New Moon Pearlized Candle $10
Rose + Cedar Candle $11
Coconut Water  $11
Mint Leaf + Sandalwood $11

Gloves/Hats/Scarves
Fair Isle Mittens $13
Fair Isle Beanie $15
Green Blanket Scarf $17

Pajamas
Gillian O'Malley Red Plaid Pajamas $30
Gillian O'Malley Grey + White Thermal Pajamas $12
Gillian O'Malley Red + White Thermal Pajamas $12
Xhiliration Boxed PJ Set $20

Clothing
Santa Baby Sweatshirt $20
Fuzzy Hiking Boots $40

Christmas Decor
gold + white polka dot with reindeer placemat
Red Fair Isle Print Table Runner $18
Christmas City Print Table Runner $18
threshold thick fuzzy blanket $37
Bruce Springsteen Record $20
Red + white slippers $15
Gingerbread House Kit $10
Gold Falala Stocking Holder $20
Fuzzy White Sherpa Stocking $13
Opal House Bell Tree Skirt $25
Color Dot Lumbar Pillow $25
Fa la la  pillow $20
Threshold Christmas Throw $25
Oh What Fun Pillow $20
Sweater Stocking 1/2/ $13/$34
Fa la la  pillow $20

Home Decor
Basic letterboard $15
Star Letterboard $15
Picture Frame Letterboard
Gold Letter Board Letters $4

Gold Watering Can $15
Fireplace Gold Log Holder $50

Gifts
Refinery Coffee Pour Over $23
Rose Incense $6
Thick socks black and white $5
Kristen Ess gift set $14
Sonia Kashuk make up sponges $7

Thanks for stopping by during this holiday season! Please check us out on You Tube and subscribe to our email list if you're picking up what we are putting down. 

10 Christmas Decorations For a Boho Fireplace

Today on Vlogmas Day 5 we are sharing with you how we turn our fireplace into a boho wonderland Christmas scene. We decorated our fireplace the same way we did last year and didn't make any changes because we loved it so much. I'm surprised we were able to keep it such a neutral palette because we are typically such color-loving ladies. But for once in my life, I don't miss the color.

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It's more winter-y than Christmasy and if we took down the stockings, we might get away with leaving all the lights up all winter long. We have a variety of 4 different string lights which I think is what makes it seem so magical. If you haven't caught on to this yet, we love love love copper string lights. We use them all the time and have several strands. They are all over our house and we love to use them when we are styling photos.

Below we have some similar items to what we have on our fireplace.

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1. DIY Fa La Freakin' La Print
2. Copper Lights
3. Paper Star Lantern
4. Bottle Brush Trees- white  + green 
5. DIY Boho Stocking or a similar one to buy
6. Wooden Bead Garland
7. Gold Garland
8. Star Lights
9. Mini Silver Christmas Tree
10.White Birchwood Logs



Well, we hope you enjoy the video! Don't forget to check our Instagram picture from yesterday to have a chance to win Paddywax candles.

How We Started Our Blog + Paddywax Candles Giveaway

Happy Birthday 7th Birthday to this very blog you are reading!! I cannot believe we have been blogging this long! You are reading our 800th blog post 😱😜 There have certainly been some highs and lows, and thankfully we still love doing it! We are beyond grateful that you are a reader of our little corner of the internet. 

On Vlogmas Day 4, we are telling the story of how Savannah + I met, how we got into blogging, why we started making kimonos, why we stopped, and why we got back into full-time blogging. The video is long, but we've never told our story all in one place. We hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to subscribe to our You Tube channel so you can keep with all our Vlogmas shenanigans

In celebration of our birthday, we have partnered with our absolute favorite candle brand, Paddywax, to bring you our favorite candles. Head to our Instagram to enter to win a set of our 7 favorite candles. We are selecting 3 winners. All details to enter will be on this Instagram picture.

We love Paddywax for 3 reasons: They are local to Nashville. They have the best vessels and they are reusable. I drink coffee out of one of my old candle vessels. Last but certainly not least, they have the best smells. Also, if you are in Nashville you have to visit one of their Candle Bar locations. You can actually make your own candle and it is so much fun! They also have a great selections of gifts. It's a great place to get Christmas gifts.

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Our favorite candle/scents are:

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Tobacco + Vanilla
Tobacco + Patchouli
Violet + Vanilla
Bergamot + Fresh Fig
Black Eclipse + Amber
Cotton + Teak
Peony + Patchouli

If you sign up for their email list here, you can get 20% off you're first order!

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Tarte Cosmetics Lasting Lippies Set + Enneagram Personality Test

Today for our 3rd day of Vlogmas on our You Tube channel we are reviewing and showing you the Tarte Cosmetics Lasting Lippies Set. We are also talking about the enneagram and why we like it and what personality types we are.

If you are interested in purchasing the set click here. It's 5 full size lipsticks for $39. Such a steal and makes such a great gift! In the video below we are breaking down all the colors and trying them all on, but if you just want a little snippet about each color, look for that toward the end of this post!
We are wearing the color Rose in the picture above and this probably the color we'll wear the most. It's the perfect everyday color that's easy to wear. It looks very natural on lighter skin tones.

Salty was our least favorite which isn't fair to it because the other colors were so so good. I think we'd like it more if we had it with lip liner and it's more of a summery nude.

This color is Fly and it's super fly. Such a great and bold color for the holidays.

Front Row is a great fall/winter everyday color. It's a darker neutral with warm undertones.

Last but certainly not least is this fabulous red, Extra. Every girl needs a good red lipstick and the color of this one seems like it will be universally flattering.  

Click here to purchase the set. 

Click below to purchase the lip paints individually.

If you are interested in learning more about the Enneagram click here and if you are wanting to take a free test to find out your Enneagram type, click here

Let us know what your Enneagram personality type is in the comments below! We love hearing about all the different personalities.

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Decorating A Food Themed Christmas Tree

Well guys it's Vlogmas Day 2 and today we are being 100% ridiculous while decorating our Christmas tree. What you will notice is that we have a lot of food related ornaments. 😆 What can I say? You'll also notice that we ended up changing our tree topper from the one we used in the video. You'll also get to see a lot of Casey's spontaneous dance moves.

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Below I'm linking items similar to what we have on our tree:

Our dream Christmas tree

Similar Christmas tree to ours

Cactus Ornament

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Diet Coke Ornament

Popcorn Ornament

Taco Ornament

Donut Ornament

Santa Ornament

Waffle Ornament

Flamingo Ornament

Cotton Candy Machine Ornament

Pom Pom Garland

More Pom Pom Garland

More Pom Pom Garland




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7 Cute Christmas Letter Board Sayings

Christmastime is here, ya'll. We are feeling it in Hey Wandererland. This is the best time for the warm fuzzies of Christmas, ya know? The stress of Christmas hasn't hit. You probably have just gotten your house all decorated and it's looking so cute. You're not feeling overwhelmed by all the presents you need to buy and you haven't been bombarded by Christmas from every retailer in America. This time is when Christmas feels hopeful, cheery, and delightful. I certainly hope it always stays that way for you :)

Without further ado, I bring you some Christmas sayings for your letter board. Unfortunately, my brain did not allow me to come up with too many original sayings like I did for the fall letter board post. Nonetheless, these are our favorites! So "fa la freakin la" is a Casey original saying. You can ask Savannah, my personal specialty is remixing songs. Christmas carols are one of my favorite things to remix, and that's where this top saying came from.

We purchased our letter board at TJ Maxx and I haven't been able to find another one exactly like it. I'm linking one here that is double sided- black on one side and white on the other. Here are red letters. And here is a pack of multi-colors that contains green so you can use red + green letters if ya want. One thing you need to pay attention to when you buy a letter board is the size letters you need. Our board needs 3/4 inch size letters.

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What is more classic than Home Alone? Well, I guess there are a lot more movies that were around before Home Alone, but it's definitely one of our favorites. We couldn't let this quote miss this Christmas letter board post.
Christmas countdowns are fun! I've done advent calendars before and marked off a regular calendar counting down the days until Christmas. It just builds up the excitement and I think kids would love it!
I've seen this one a lot but it makes me laugh. If you'll notice the 'N' in tangle is red instead of green. Well, that got Savannah's tinsel in a tangle. 😆😆😆
Nothing original here but it's just a cheery phrase that makes me feel jolly!

So, I haven't seen this on a Christmas letter board yet, and i really don't know why. It's the greatest Christmas lyric from the greatest boy band of all time. I know you know I'm talking about NSYNC and their Christmas song, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. This song is a good time and puts me in a good mood. 

Well guys, that's it for today. If you have any other great Christmas sayings let us know in the comments. Also, we are doing Vlogmas over on our YouTube channel, so go check that out. We are going to have a video posted every day from December 1-24. There will be lots of DIYs- home decor + gifts, etc. 

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Mini Cactus Christmas Tree DIY

Have you stopped breathing because of the adorableness of the above scene?! Call the ambulance. This is one of my favorite DIYs we've ever done. We did this giant cactus Christmas tree last year and I freaking love it! But it's huge and not everyone has room for something that large. Also, it was a little more involved and Savannah figured out a way to make these smaller ones and it's super easy + inexpensive to make!

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In the video below we break down exactly how to create the mini cactus in this photo. Also, today is the first day of Vlogmas on You Tube, so this our gift to you. A fun and quirky DIY. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow along with this Vlogmas mania. A video coming to ya everyday from Dec 1-24. We've gone mad!

And if you don't wanna mess with any of this you can buy a full-size Cactus Christmas Tree all for yourself already made here.


Supplies you will need:
1 1/4 inch PVC pipe (the size used for the silver cactus)
3/4 inch PVC pipe (smaller gold cactus)
- 2 elbows 1 1/4 inch or 3/4 inch
- 2 T fittings 1 1/4 inch or 3/4 inch
pot
- rocks
- garland silver /gold green
copper lights
white christmas lights
colored christmas lights
PVC cutter





Thanks for stopping by! We home you've enjoyed this DIY as much as we do. Merry Christmas :)

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8 Tips for Giving Your Winter Skin a Glow

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Coy Beauty. The opinions and text are all mine.

Today we are talking about how to keep your summer glow all winter longer. The weather may be dull + grey  but that doesn't mean your skin has to be. It seems like the second we have to turn the heat on it's like my skin dries up like a prune and I cannot put enough lotion on. The cold air from the outside and the dry heated air on the inside is brutal on your skin. To combat this, I find it's best to change up your skin care routine to keep your skin look fresh + glowy. Below we have 8 tips to help give you skin that glows during the cold winter months. 

1. Drink water. I know this is obvious and we need to drink a lot of water year round for our overall health and skin. But I personally find it a lot harder to drink enough water during the winter. Really, I just want to drink hot coffee all day. Drinking room temperature water as opposed to ice cold water helps. Better yet- drink warm water with a little lemon. Get a double whammy there. The point is to do what you need to do to get your water in during the winter.

2. Creams, creams, creams. Moisture is our friend, especially in the winter. We particularly love Coy Beauty Apple Stem Cell Cream which is a renewal cream that contains apple stem cells that help rejuvenate your skin. And all that sounds really fancy but does it work? Yes! We've both noticed our skin has a lovely glow since using this product. 

3. Use a humidifier. Do what I say, not what I do because we don't have a humidifier. I have been wanting a humidifier for the longest. I'm putting one on my Christmas list right now. Bottom line is the dry air is killing your skin.

4. Get enough sleep. And when you don't or can't, use Coy Beauty Peptide Eye Cream to fake it. If you look tired and/or have dark circles under the eye, that's certainly not going to help your glowy appearance. Coy's Peptide Cream moisturizes your under eye area, reduces wrinkles, under eye bags, and puffiness. 

5. Use a foundation that isn't mattifying but more luminous. I actually prefer a heavier foundation in the winter but wearing one that's matte will only make your skin look more dry and dull. This sounds crazy but I heard a tip from Drew Barrymore once to apply a thin layer of moisturizer as the the last step of applying makeup. You have to be careful not to move your makeup around but this definitely gives your skin a glow. 

6. Exfoliate your skin. You gotta get rid of that dead skin. This is a good to do year round, and this is especially important in the winter. 

7. Do a facial massage. You can read more about how to do this and the benefits here. Essentially a facial massage increases the circulation which allows your skin to heal + repair more quickly. It also helps reduce puffiness. This definitely something I need to add to my skin care routine.

8. De-stress. My favorite way to do this is taking a hot bath. It's so calming to me. But for you, maybe you just need some alone time, or reading time. Whatever you need to feel less stressed- do it! Because stress will show up on your skin very quickly.

Now it's time for me to practice what I preach! I've been good at applying my Coy Beauty Apple Stem Cell Cream + Peptide Eye Cream because I've seen the instant results. From these two things alone I've noticed a very natural glow on my bare skin. Now it's time to consistently put all the other steps to practice so I can really have a winter glow!

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